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Robert Griffin III goes off on Twitter after Baylor women's loss

April 01, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, shown after a Redskins loss in 2012, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations after his alma mater, Baylor, lost in the NCAA women's tournament.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, shown after a Redskins loss… (Tom Gannam / Associated…)

Robert Griffin III takes his women's basketball seriously.

Just how seriously? Just take a look at the Washington Redskins quarterback's Twitter account during the last 24 hours. Early on Sunday, he posted a photo of himself with President Obama at the Syracuse-Marquette men's basketball game a day earlier at the Verizon Center.

That's one tweet with the president of the United States.

RG3 had plenty more to say later, however, after his beloved Baylor women's team -- the defending champion and prohibitive favorite to go all the way again this year -- was stunned by Louisville, 82-81, in the round of 16.

Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy in his senior season with Baylor in 2011, posted no fewer than 12 tweets about the Lady Bears' stunning loss, and in particular the way the Louisville players were treating his team's star, Brittney Griner.

Griner didn't make a basket until the second half and committed a late foul that gave the Cardinals a chance to win. After averaging 35 points during the first two games of the tournament, she was held to just 14 against Louisville, which utilized a zone defense that often had a defender in front of, behind and somewhere else near the 6-foot-8 player.

Griffin didn't like what he saw. And he made sure all of his 842,00-plus Twitter followers knew about it.

Some samples:

Needless to say, the guy needed to vent a little. Good to see such passion, especially about women's basketball. And he wrapped it all up with a nice Easter message to all:


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